Goan Beef Curry

August 03, 2011

Goan Beef Curry

In Bahasa Melayu...
'Saya mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan kepada semua sanak saudara, rakan taulan, sahabat handai  yang jauh maupun dekat ~

Selamat Menyambut Bulan Ramadan yang mulia... semoga segala amalan di berkatiNya
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and readers
Ramadan Kareem.
May this Ramadan brings us peace and joy to the world.

Spicy Goan Beef Curry recipe. .

Visiting Ramadan Market ~ one of the many things I missed ....celebrating Ramadan in Malaysia...
The moment I stepped foot into the market... feels like I was on another planet ...

'Planet Food'.

The arrays of food on sale... flavours from Coast to Coast, North to South of Malaysia... home cooked meals, all time favourite cakes, sweets and traditional kuihs, freshly squeezed sugar cane drink, cenduls....and a lot more... all in one place... 
I know some of us who now resides in another part of the world... misses Malaysian Ramadan market... right?

Do you have one near you? and what is the market like?

One will not be able to find Goan Beef Curry... in the Ramadan market... perhaps something  similar ~ Mutton Curry.

Goan Beef Curry Recipe (adapted from The Food Of India)

8 cardamon pods
1 teaspoon fennel
8 cloves
10 cm cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoon coriander seeds
3 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 cup oil
2 onions finely chopped
6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
10cm ginger - grated
1kg gravy beef - cut into 3cm cubes
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 can of 400ml coconut milk
4 potaoes cut into wedges (optional)
  1. Remove the seeds from the cardamon pods, grind in the spice grinder with fennel. cloves, cinnamon, fenugreek, black pepper, coriander and cumin into fine powder.
  2. In a heavy base pan, heta up the oil and saute finely chopped onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  3. Add cubed beef, cook until brown all over to seal the juice.
  4. Add in the grounded spices.
  5. Give a quick stir for a minute, add coconut milk.
  6. Bring to boil then reduce heat, cover the pan and simmer for about an hour.
  7. Add potatoes in the last 30 minutes.
  8. Season with salt.
  9. Simmer until the sauce thicken, potatoes and beef are tender.
  10. Serve with  Naan bread for recipe or basmati rice


  1. Lisa, when I saw the crescent moon August 1, I thought of Ramadan. I do not know much about it, so I did some readings last night. It's always good to learn something new, cultural celebrations of friends near and far.

    Thank you for sharing! Selamat (SALAMAT in my Philippine dialect).

  2. wow, wonderful spread. I loves the naan bread, yours looks good.

  3. A mouthwatering curry! Something I'd eat ravenously.



  4. Yum...I love this! Looks so delicious and thank you for sharing the recipe, Lisa :)

  5. THere ain't one near me....your curry looks so tasty!

  6. lisa,
    this is soos good and yes, i don't think you can get this at pasar ramadhan. we fellow perantaus have to create our cravings but the best part of that is you become good at it.Selamat berpuasa to you n family too.

  7. Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa, Lisa! Your pics look so gorgeous too

  8. I am not a beef person .... but I like the clicks ! Lovely

  9. I might have tried a lamb similar before. Very delicious curry!

  10. Annapet
    Coming from multicultural background... we celebrate all year round, from Chinese New Year to Christmas ;P

    Thank you... marvellous to serve as light lunch too :D

    I am with you on eating ravenously ;P

    Thank You Ann

    awww... there is no market near me too :(

  11. Yati Harvey
    Betul tu kak Yati... nak makan masak sendiri... tak ada lauk or kuih muih 'tunjuk'... tak la sengkak bila berbuka ;P

  12. Pepy
    Same to you Pepy...and terimakasih :D

    Thank you dear

    we could find something similar but with mutton in Indian Restaurants in Msia :D

  13. Hi Lisa,
    I feel you!!! So lucky to be home right now for Ramadhan & Eid. Btw, just bought an Indian cookbook recently..it has similar recipe like this..can't wait to try..thanks for sharing!

  14. Hmmm... I could imagine the flavors, missing the delicious foods in Malaysia ...

  15. Wishing you a blessed Ramadan with lots of reward! This looks like a beautiful and satisfying dish to end a long fast with.
    *kisses* HH

  16. hi lisa, i'm not really sure of the goan beef curry , is this a typical indian curry dish? looks so good. I have not been to the wet market for the last few days but there are these malays stalls operating somewhere not too far from my house, like what you said, all selling different kinds of kuihs, roti jala,their cooked dishes, noodles, chicken..so many more. Now i'm just waiting for their lemang to appear by the roadside..

  17. Nish
    Could you see me turning 'Green' with envy? ;P
    Have a wonderful time berpuasa kat KL/SP

    Same here *sigh*

    Heavenly Housewife
    Thank you dear
    *kisses* back to you :D

  18. lena
    Yes, it is an Indian Curry dish... I think we could get something similar ~ dry mutton curry from mamak/Indian restaurant...
    awwww.... lemang.... send me some please ;)

    Heather Jacobsen
    Thank you :D

  19. Ramadan Mubarak dan selamat berpuasa. Kalau you bukak gerai, sure I datang. Lebih2 lagi kalau you buat your chinese cooking....

  20. Flower
    Thank you :D
    Kat NOR ni... tak la ramai pengunjung gerai I nanti... hehehe

    jom makan... ;)

  21. Hi Lisa, there are many stalls selling all kinds of Ramadan food from kueh mueh to satay, and bamboo rice at the road side every evening on my way home from work:) Your dish looks so delicious!I am sure my boys would love this.

  22. Jeannie,
    Thankyou :D
    awww.... that is what I miss... Ramadan Market :(

  23. Ramadan keerem! I love the sound of this curry! Will see if I have enough time to make it for our Iftar this week :)

  24. Macam LeeMei, nampak ini, i pun lapar terus! I naan gilerrrrr! :P

  25. Anh
    Thank you and happy trying :D

    hahaha... :D